Bernina Foot #46C

It’s one of my favorite decorative presser feet. It has several channels to create pin tucks, but the fun part is how it is divided.

The center portion of the foot has a wide channel, and you can ride over your existing pintucks, using them as a guide to sew a row of decorative stitching in between.

The pin tuck is made using a twin needle. I didn’t use any cording for these. Then, riding on the first pin tuck in one of the foots channels, you sew the next one, just like with a traditional pintuck foot.

The fun part is “riding” down those two pin tuck with a row of decorative stitching. I used King Tut for the decorative stitching, as Isacord wasn’t quite plump enough looking.

Isn’t that nifty?

Here’s some more stitching I did with this foot in the past, this time using couched corded versus pin tucks, but still using a decorative stitch between. This was for a sewing machine cover I made for a friend.

Miss Myrtle is supervising today, and suggested I put a piece of tape of the right side of my fabrics, so I didn’t screw up again today.

She also reminded my to get my craft iron out, which is much easier to use on doll clothes than my big Olisio! Unfortunately, we are at a standstill on the latest doll dress. Both of us are scratching our heads at the pattern instructions, and will have to ponder them for a bit.

This is a great iron and gets every bit as hot as a full size iron, unlike those little Clover irons. I have one of those and don’t much care for it. I found this one on Amazon. It’s called a “Top Flight Sealing Iron” but they no longer carry it.

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Sue

    So glad Miss Myrtle is back to sewing!

    1. tinksquared

      She doesn’t like the computerized machines. 🙂

  2. L Schmidt

    My dad used to make radio controlled model airplanes. The Monocote is the plastic covering that you heat seal over the wings and body. I was glad to see you have another use for it!

  3. Shari Shaw

    Many thanks for your amazing posts, I learn so much from them! May I ask where you got your tailor’s press? I think having one would give me better results. Thanks for your time.

    1. tinksquared

      I love to hear that! I’ve learned much from others over the years as well. I believe I got it on, but it’s been quite some time.

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